20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Earle

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Earle
Greatest hits album by Steve Earle
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded September 30, 1985 – May 1988
Genre Country, Country rock
Label MCA Records
Steve Earle chronology
The Devil's Right Hand: An Introduction to Steve Earle
(2001)
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Earle
(2003)

20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Steve Earle is a compilation album by Steve Earle. The album was released on August 19, 2003.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The release of this album met with mixed reviews. Chip O'Brien of Popmatters, in a review that also examined the driving force behind Best Of compilations, considered this album to be an attempt by MCA to "make a couple of bucks off the portion of his catalog they still had legal access to." [2] Similarly William Ruhlmann of AllMusic said that this album "predictably treats Earle's career as if it lasted only from 1985-1988 and consisted only of his earlier MCA Records recordings."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Earle, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Guitar Town"     2:34
2. "Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough)"   Richard Bennett, Steve Earle 3:59
3. "Hillbilly Highway"   Steve Earle, Jimbeau Hinson 3:38
4. "Someday"     3:48
5. "Goodbye's All We've Got Left"     3:23
6. "I Ain't Ever Satisfied"     3:53
7. "Nowhere Road"   Steve Earle, Reno Kling 2:49
8. "The Rain Came Down"   Steve Earle, Michael Woody 4:14
9. "The Week of Living Dangerously"     4:27
10. "Continental Trailways Blues"     3:09
11. "Six Days on the Road"   Earl Green, Carl Montgomery 3:07
12. "Copperhead Road"     4:30

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